by Terri Gorman, OTR
. . .As an occupational therapist, I have used standardized objective assessments for as long as I have treated. Initially, when I began performing CranioSacral Therapy (CST) treatments I did not use any objective measurements to quantify results/outcomes from the bodywork. I still do not always use objective measurements for my bodywork clients, but the numbers of those who receive treatment from me who participate in at least one objective assessment, are beginning to rise. The reasons for this are many, and include the fact that many individuals who seek CranioSacral Therapy (CST) are dealing with issues that are often difficult to measure. Due to the subjective nature of issues such as chronic pain, headaches, migraines, sleep disorders, neuropathy, etc. progress can often be occurring, yet the client may not always recognize the progress being made because of the hyper-irritation aspect of the nervous system and the lack of integration of the BodyMindSpirit . . .